Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Megan Bartlett -- Emerging Trends and Challenges in Sports-Based Youth Development

Thursday, March 24, 2011

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

South Common Room

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"Emerging Trends and Challenges in Sports-Based Youth Development"
Megan Bartlett, Up2Us

Megan Bartlett, Director of Research and Training at Up2Us, oversees all operations of Up2Us’ Center for Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD). Through the Center, Megan works with member organizations to bridge the gap between research and practice so that sports-based youth development programs can provide high quality environments in which their participants can grow as athletes and as people. She oversaw the creation of the training program for Coach Across America, the nation’s first AmeriCorps program dedicated to impacting youth through sport and has developed the first SBYD certification program geared at practitioners working with urban youth. Prior to coming on board as one of the founding Up2Us staff members, Megan served as the Director of Programs for America SCORES, a national soccer, creative writing and service-learning program where she was responsible for national program development, evaluation systems, and the development of staff and coaches. She has extensive experience working directly with young people, as a coach, camp director and as an outreach worker in community mental health. Megan has a MA in Urban Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a BA in Psychology and Sociology from Wesleyan University. A long-time soccer player and coach, she was a four-year starter and captain at Wesleyan and spent four years as an assistant coach at Tufts.

Presented by the Watson Institute for International Studies and the Swearer Center for Public Service.

Location: South Common Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.